2. Tennessee Titans
One of the things you always look for when players are getting ready to potentially leave in free agency is where they're from. Tony Pollard grew up in Tennessee and played his college ball at Memphis before ultimately getting drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 2019.
If NFL players are going to leave their situations, you consistently have to try to find coaching connections or front office connections around the NFL, and then obviously looking back to the roots a little bit.
So why do the Titans make some sense, other than a homecoming?
It feels like Tennessee is getting ready to potentially move on from Derrick Henry here in the near future. As a matter of fact, Henry is an unrestricted free agent in 2024 and his situation will be worth monitoring. Maybe the Cowboys take a look there...
Either way, I think the idea of pairing up Tony Pollard with Tyjae Spears could be interesting to the Titans. Spears has showed some really good things in his rookie year for Tennessee this season, racking up nearly 700 yards from scrimmage with a couple of games remaining in 2023.
With a young QB at the helm in Will Levis, I could absolutely see the Titans looking to surround their quarterback with the most talent possible, including providing him with as strong of a rushing attack as possible. That's always been this team's identity. Factoring in Pollard's pass-catching ability, and I think this could be an ideal 1-2 punch (with Spears) for the Titans.